Newly Renovated Pittsburgh Landmark in Elite Company With Recent Announcement

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (September 26, 2012) – The Omni William Penn Hotel , Pittsburgh’s premier historic luxury hotel, has received the 2012 AAA Four Diamond Lodging rating. The recognition marks the first time that the hotel, which recently finished a multi-million dollar renovation, has earned this prestigious designation. 

“Earning the Four Diamond rating from AAA is indeed an honor, and places Pittsburgh’s ‘Grande Dame’ in her rightful place among the finest hotels in the country,” said Eric DeStefano, regional vice president and general manager of the Omni William Penn Hotel. “Not only is it a reflection of the beauty and quality of the hotel, but it speaks to our dedicated and talented associates who on a daily basis strive for excellence in providing our customers with superior service.” 

Coveted throughout the hotel industry, the AAA Four Diamond Rating for Lodging is awarded to less than five percent of luxury establishments in the United States. This award follows the completion of a $15 million dollar renovation with elements like textural designs in a natural color pallet and artwork that depicts the storied history of Pittsburgh throughout to its 596 guest rooms and 38 suites. 

The highlight of the renovation is the revival of the original Speakeasy in the hotel. Once home to a true underground bar and lounge, the Speakeasy has been restored to reflect its original glory, with flocked wall coverings and tin ceiling design reminiscent of the Prohibition era. Sumptuous seating and a gilded bar that mirrors the original makes this space ideal for private events such as bridal party receptions. 

For more information or to make reservations, visit or call 1-800-The-Omni. 

About The Omni William Penn Hotel 

The Omni William Penn Hotel, with 596 rooms and 52,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, has served as Pittsburgh’s premier since 1916. The opulence, striking beauty and charming presence of this historic landmark have captivated guests from around the world. The hotel has long been considered the “Grande Dame” of the city, and is known for attracting famous politicians, as well as stars of Hollywood past and present. Today, the Omni William Penn retains that heritage, while providing the latest in modern amenities and conveniences

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